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The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional rescource for all walkers, hykers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to guided walks and really audious walks.

Find A Walk Near Me by Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops

Millets

17/18 High St, Chippenham SN15 3ER, UK – 01249 472533

Love this shop, great bargains when sales are on. Was even able to return my coat a year later when the zip broke, so friendly and helpful

Plenty of choices for out door coats well worth a visit

BCH Outdoor

60 New Rd, Chippenham SN15 1ES, UK – 01249 661501

Great little shop packed with lots of quality brands and good deals. Great service from knowledgeable proprietor.

Can't praise this Aladins Cave of outdoors stuff highly enough. Knowledgeable staff, tons of great kit. Returned/ swapped a birthday present here, absolutely no quibbles. Great. Best shop in Chipps.

Robert Dyas Chippenham

30, Borough Parade Shopping Centre, Borough Parade, Chippenham SN15 3WL, UK – 01249 446376

Good range of items staff very polite and helpful

A small but useful shop. The range is quite good and they often have stuff that no one else stocks locally. Not the cheapest but normally good value for money.

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Another good one. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the UK. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks.

Crucially you can also find walks France, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Australia!

Camping and Caravaning

Plough Lane Caravan Site

Plough Lane Caravan Site, Kington Langley, Chippenham SN15 5PS, UK – 01249 750146

Beautiful caravan site. Owners lovely and friendly. Dog friendly with dog walk. Quiet and peaceful. Nicely landscaped. Gentle music pipped into the toilet and shower area. Laundry room. Secured entry. Well placed for visiting local attractions and beautiful villages. Nearby supermarket and petrol station. The nearby town of Chippenham is a bustling happy place to shop or have coffee. Many great local pubs for lunches or dinners within a short driving distance. We travel twice a year from Aberdeen because we love our caravan holidays here so much.

We stayed here for a week 30/6. Lovely clean site with great facilities. Friendly staff. Good size pitch. Great cycle path to Chippenham and part way to Lacock. Quiet country lane for cycling to Castle Coombe (8 miles) was great. I have marked this as a 4 star due to the constant traffic noise all day and night from the by-pass next door. As we live in the countryside ourselves with no noise we found this very annoying. Listed as a tranquil site but we would disagree for this reason.

Dog People is such a great website if you have dogs who go on holiday with you. Just enter your location and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!
'Walks with Buggies' is a must for walking parents with young children, babies or even grannies and grandpas! If you would like to walk around Lacock or Wiltshire just select your nearest town, length of walk and type of walk. You will not only be able to download detailed OS maps free of charge but you can read reviews of walks and their ratings - and add your own afterwards! Enjoy